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Address: 400 E 3rd Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
Phone Number: 563-583-8093
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Home of: Spirit of Dubuque, Miss Dubuque & Ice Harbor Galley

The Spirit...

Home of: Spirit of Dubuque, Miss Dubuque & Ice Harbor Galley

The Spirit of Dubuque is the area's only authentic paddle-wheeler on the Mississippi River. The Spirit of Dubuque offers exciting family entertainment. Cruising May-October with daily 1 hour & 2 hour narrated sightseeing cruises, 2 hour Dinner Cruises (Sunday-Friday), and 3 hour Dinner Cruises on Saturdays with a possible lock through at Lock & Dam #11. All Cruises offer eco & historic information. Advanced reservations recommended.

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The River ride was great - need to get another person to do the talking

!st time going on a paddle boast down the Mississippi. Cabin was taking tickets- NOT very friendly. The weather was beautiful so decided to sit on top in the open air. The ride is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Barb N
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Oregon, Wisconsin
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New Albin, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

very nice very pretty view scenic loved the ride was relaxing good company we went in the fakk a great trip

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Oregon, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

!st time going on a paddle boast down the Mississippi. Cabin was taking tickets- NOT very friendly. The weather was beautiful so decided to sit on top in the open air. The ride is about 1 1/5 hours and the Cabin narrates down the river- pretty BLAH... no good stories or history to enjoy- very boring. It was a beautiful... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was nice, just a good boat ride on the river. Had some info about the things on the river and what you see. Disappointed about the info provided tho. I was hoping for more information about the river itself and things that happened on the river or the town using the river getting established. Luckily tho, learned those interesting... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've done boat rides about 4 times now, most recently for the 4th of July fireworks night dinner cruise. It has been enjoyable each time. Very nice to do for a special occasion such as an anniversary, class reunion, group outing, etc. Staff is excellent but the boat holds around 150 people ( at least) so it can be a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent part of the afternoon doing the riverboat ride. Calm currents. Reasonably priced beverages etc. Good tour guide. Not overly exciting though. Almost fell asleep. Relaxing.

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Lake Tomahawk, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are near Galena or Dubuque, this boat ride is a excellent experience for families and anyone interested in the Mississippi River. We had a 50th high school reunion and all of the six ladies thoroughly enjoyed the tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very good and fun,food delicious very friendly people,river was beautiful and relaxing an d nice music

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Clackamas County, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We took the 2-hour lunch cruise, and used $2-off coupons from our Galena hotel. The lunch was cold cuts and soft drinks, with more available to purchase if desired. The real reason for going is being on the Mississippi on a stern wheeler and seeing the sights. The weather the day we went was perfect, and there was lots of... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

We decided to do the dinner cruise and glad that we did. The price was quite reasonable for the two of us. We boarded the Spirit of Dubuque and were shown to our assigned table; however, our table companions were not very friendly which made it awkward while having dinner. However, we did not let that ruin our evening! The... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

I have lived in Dubuque since I was 7 or 8 and have enjoyed the great river and what it dose for the area. The river ride takes you to the upgraded harbor area and give you a glimpse of live on the Mississippi!

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